Akebia quinata (Chocolate Vine)
- Usually Flowers : March, April, May
Semi-evergreen twining climber up to 10mt.(12ft.). Leaves have a purple tinge in winter. Vanilla-scented flowers produced from March to May, maroon-chocolate in colour. Large sausage-shaped fruit can follow in warm climates or positions. Needs a moist, well-drained soil in sun or part shade.
Escallonia Gold Carpet
Low growing evergreen of spreading, compact, habit with golden foliage that turns lime in winter. Many red flowers july to October. Best in sun or part shade and well-drained soil. Very good for containers.